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Laguna de Términos

Two channels connect this sediment-laden lagoon to the Gulf of Mexico, while three rivers feed in fresh water, producing a pronounced change in salinity. The seagrasses Thalassia testudinum, Syringodium filiforme, and Halodule wrightii cover 29 percent of the lagoon. With 448 recorded animal species, Términos is the most species-rich of Mexico’s four large lagoons.

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  • Atlantic Ocean West
  • Coastal Type Shallow lagoon
  • Water Type Tropical
  • Primary Vegetation Seagrasses, seaweeds, and mangroves
  • Location In the southwest of the Yucatán Peninsula, Campeche State, Mexico
Laguna de Términos habitat mapzoom image